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Josh Willingham not ready to swing a bat
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Twins outfielder Josh Willingham lifted some weights on Friday, but has not been cleared to start swinging, manager Ron Gardenhire told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Willingham won't be able to swing a bat until the small fracture in his wrist is fully healed.

Willingham hit .294/.435/.353 with three runs and one RBI in 17 at-bats before the injury. He remains without a timetable.

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Ryan Rowland-Smith designated for assignment Friday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

 The Diamondbacks designated reliever Ryan Rowland-Smith for assignment Friday, to make room on the active roster for the activation of Cody Ross from the disabled list.

Rowland-Smith appeared in six games for the Diamondbacks, allowing four earned runs on seven hits and four walks in 7 1/3 innings of work.

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Cody Ross brought back from DL Friday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Diamondbacks officially reinstated outfielder Cody Ross from the 15-day disabled list Friday, after his recovery from a hip injury.

Ross has been on the disabled list since the start of the season, but appeared in nine minor-league rehab games for Triple-A Reno before being activated. He hit .290 with one extra-base hit in those nine games. 

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Buster Posey sitting out Friday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Giants catcher Buster Posey is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Padres, and that doesn't come as much of a surprise. Posey took a foul tip off his shoulder late Thursday night, and manager Bruce Bochy told reporters he expected to rest Posey Friday. 

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Chase Headley still out Friday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Padres third baseman Chase Headley is out of the lineup for the third game in a row Friday against the Giants, as he continues to deal with a bicep injury.

Headley was hoping to return Friday when asked by UT-San Diego Thursday, but he will have to wait until at least Saturday's game now. 

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Jason Giambi ready to return Monday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi will be ready to return from the disabled list as early as Monday, according to MLB.com on Friday. Giambi is recovering from a broken rib on his right side, which has kept him sidelined to start the season.

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Brandon Crawford, Angel Pagan back Friday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

A pair of injured Giants are back in the lineup, as expected, for Friday's game against the Padres. Shortstop Brandon Crawford (hamstring) and outfielder Angel Pagan (knee) are starting Friday's game, after both sat out Thursday's due to minor injuries. Crawford had also missed Wednesday's game as a result of the injury, though his return to the lineup does not come as a surprise. 

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Hanley Ramirez healthy enough to return Friday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is back in the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks, after missing the team's previous game with a hand injury. He sustained the injury Wednesday after being hit on the hand Wednesday, but the injury was never serious enough that he was expected to miss more than one game.

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Cold David Freese put on ice Friday with quad issue
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Angels third baseman David Freese has been scratched from the lineup Friday with a non-threatening quad injury. He is experiencing tightness, but the injury is not considered serious, per MLB.com.

Freese has struggled mightily this season. The former World Series hero owns a disturbing stat line of .151/.207/.208 and has just four hits in his last 35 at-bats.

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Tyler Collins sent down to Triple-A
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

THe Tigers optioned outfielder Tyler Collins to Triple-A Toledo on Friday. Collins had just two hits over 14 at-bats in seven appearances.

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